Selecting the right truck parts can pose a significant challenge. But getting the perfect truck can be even harder. For many people, used trucks are the best option in terms of availability and affordability. But you have to take extra caution before you purchase one. You want a used truck that will last you for numerous trucking trips across the country. Here are some tips that will help you isolate the used trucks to avoid. When buying a new truck, be on the look-out for these key factors.
The life of a truck driver is always busy, and sometimes you’ll need to pick up new truck parts while you’re on the road. Some would argue that it’s best to buy your parts directly from the original equipment manufacturer, or OEM, but that isn’t always possible. Often, aftermarket parts stand as the most practical solution. But counterfeit truck parts inundate the aftermarket. Here some tips to help you avoid counterfeit parts.
When it comes to truck parts, we can break all of them down into two categories: OEM and aftermarket. OEM is an acronym standing for ‘original equipment manufacturer.’ If you haven’t deduced this already, this means that these parts were manufactured in the same place as your vehicle’s original parts. There’s a pervasive notion that OEM is better than aftermarket parts. But are OEM wiper blades better? Here are our thoughts on the matter.
Being a truck driver comes with many challenges. One of the challenges of the job that nobody told you about was the loneliness. Truck driving is by nature a solitary profession. A little solitude every once in a while is good for a person. But spending too much time alone on your long haul can certainly take a toll on you. With this in mind, we’ve laid out a few tips on how to cope with loneliness on your route.
The lifestyle of a truck driver is unlike any other. For most truck drivers, their primary goal is safety. But not only should you be on the look-out for the safety of others on the road, but also your own health. The profession has numerous benefits, but one downside is that it tends to be very sedentary. This is one reason why there is a higher frequency of obesity among truck drivers than other professions. It is undeniably difficult to lose weight while on the long haul, but here are some weight loss tips to help.
If you’re a truck driver, we know you live a work hard play hard lifestyle. One of the most difficult aspects of the profession is just how difficult it is to get a good night’s sleep. In fact, you might simply have given up. But if you don’t sleep at least seven hours, you put yourself at risk of falling victim to highway hypnosis. It might be impossible to sleep as well on your route as you would at home. But here are some sleep tips for truck drivers.
A truck cannot do its job without the right truck parts. As a truck driver, you know this. You need the truck parts that are of the highest quality so that they can go as long as possible without needing replacement. Baltimore Freightliner has one of the widest selections of parts in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. We stock as many as 26,000. We feel as though this qualifies us to speak about some of the commonly held myths about truck parts. Here are a few of the ones we most often see.
Every truck driver is thoroughly familiar with the importance of safety when on their route. When you’re driving a freight truck, the stakes are much higher than in an ordinary passenger vehicle. Not only are you concerned with your own safety, but you also have to understand how your truck can wreak havoc on others. One of the many threats to personal safety truck drivers have to combat is distracted driving.
Distracted driving has long been a threat to the safety of truck drivers. There was always the radio to fiddle with. Or perhaps you had distracting passengers. Even your thoughts can be a source of distraction. But with the advent of cell phones, this concern is far more pertinent than it has ever been. With this in mind, here are a few tips to help you avoid distracted driving.
While it’s easy to feel as though things have returned to normal, COVID-19 cases have been increasing as of late. As a truck driver, you know that safety is paramount. Even if you aren’t worried about your own health if you contract the virus, you would still be imperiling others on your route. With this in mind, here are some tips to protect yourself from COVID-19 while on your route.
If you’re currently in the market for truck parts, you may have heard a good deal about aftermarket parts. But you may not have a good sense of what ‘aftermarket’ means, and whether or not these parts could be a good fit for your needs. Today, we’re going to be giving you the basics of aftermarket truck parts. We’ll define what they are, their benefits, and their drawbacks. Then it’s up to you to choose whether or not they’re right for your truck.